Cokie Roberts: The Constitution is the problem

Cokie Roberts said this morning on ABC’s This Week that our inability to fix our problems is the fault of the Constitution because it requires that people come together from different perspectives because we have divided branches of government.



via NewsBusters

This group of people in New York [Standard and Poor’s] is actually talking about more government rather than less government, Congressman. In fact, the reason they like France and Great Britain is because they’re parliamentary systems where the majority gets what it wants no matter what.

And the problem that we have here is the Constitution of the United States of America which actually does require people to come together from different perspectives whether it’s divided government or not. We have divided branches of government under any circumstance.

No silly news reporter, that’s not the problem. The problem is that we have people (read radical leftists) who swear to uphold the Constitution who actually oppose the Constitution and seek to undermine it in any way they can. That’s the real problem. And as Newsbusters points out, I’m sure Cokie Roberts wouldn’t decry divided government if Republicans controlled the Senate, House, and the Executive. In fact I bet she’d be clinging to the Constitution like those backward hicks in Pennsylvania clinging to their Bibles and their guns.

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Anonymous
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Cokie Roberts comment that people who criticise President Obama for being a muslim because they won’t say what they don’t like is that he is black should prompt us to question the NPR journalism approach. A comment like this should cause all readers or listners to realize that in the face of overwhelming poll data and researched statistics regarding how many Americans disapprove of Obama’s job performance she would still say it is because Americans don’t like blacks. This is evidence that Roberts and the rest of her NPR colleagues will use their privilege of having a voice in America to distort the truth and try to cover up the actual disapproval of the job our elected President is doing for the people for whom he works.

Anonymous
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Hey Cokie if you dont like the laws of the land, get the F**K out and take Obama with you

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Hey Cokie if you dont like the laws of the land, get the F**K out and take Obama with you

Anonymous
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Anonymous

correct me if I am wrong but if the tea party conservatives did not fight for what meager scraps the republicans got, it would have been a slam dunk for the Marxist black angel of death to get all the spending he wanted. Which would have been a no brainer for S&P to downgrade, at least here they had to think about it a little. Barney Frank you pathetic shred of confused humanity THE MILITARY??? Really??? by the way are you a pitcher or a catcher???? Washington needs to take note, the folks are at home polishing up their pitch forks and oiling up the torches. wait a minute they must know that because i hear they have security forces training for civil unrest.

Nitemare TD
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Nitemare TD

Tell you what, Roberts – You start messing with the greatest invention man has ever created (the Constitution of the United States of America) and even we Canadians will come down there and straighten you out. The majority of the US wants to ship Obama back to Kenya so be careful what you wish for, Kooky!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Another sociopathic leftist liberal. She lost all credibility during the Iran Contra hearings.

TruthSociety
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TruthSociety

How do these idiots get air time to spread this garbage. Kookie Cokie should move to Cuba.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

That is one stupid Behar.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

The problem isn’t the greatest document ever conceived and written, which has produced the greatest country the earth has ever seen…The problem is liberal spending. Period.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Kook alert!

Persephone
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Persephone

“…The reason they [S&P] like France and Great Britain is because they’re parliamentary systems where the majority gets what it wants no matter what.”

Uh, Cokie…the majority of this country wants spending cuts.
Which is exactly what S&P is telling us to do!

Pamela
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Pamela

Yes, the problem is the Constitution. The original citizens of this country left Europe to get away from those policies, then eventually wrote the Constitution to prevent America from becoming like Europe. Now the powers that be want to turn us into Europe, and the Constitution is getting in the way. Not that they aren’t halfway there even with the Constitution. Thank you, commerce clause.

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andrew boyle
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andrew boyle

I was not aware that S&P liked the defunct nations of France and GB. I thought bond rating agency’s looked at the fiscal health of a nation, guess submission to a singular leader is more important. Guess we’ve got that one wrong for almost 300 years, good thing S&P only recently found out.

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straw man

If we had a Parliamentary system as Cokie seems to yearn for… John Boehner would be prime minister (role of chief executive in that system) and Barack Obama would be a private citizen or a back bencher member of parliament.

Hubert Rabon
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Hubert Rabon

Email to Fox & Friends this morning:

Cokie is not too far off base — What we have with the economic situation is, in effect, the most obvious symptom of an AS YET un-named Constitutional crisis. The issues of term limits, states’ rights, and other matters can, at this point, ONLY be handled by a Constitutional Convention to assure stability for the next 200 years.

The Tea Party is in the best position to call for this, but it has now become part of the dysfunctional political landscape that is getting us deeper into crisis, rather than addressing it properly. The reason is fear of the reality, and the real need of our nation today.

Hubert D. Rabon
Indian Trail, NC
704-684-5579

Anonymous
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Anonymous

people like kooky roberts is the problem….not the CONSTITUTION!!!!!

Allen Poe
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Allen Poe

Thank you Cokie, for speaking your mind. Instead of changing this country, why don’t you take your gold and move to Iran. I would love you there.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Hard to believe that someone could say whatever the hell she meant. I can honestly say that now I have not heard it all.

Mike Florey
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Mike Florey

There’s a reason she’s called “Cokie”.

Jon Doss
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Jon Doss

Ummm, hello, is anyone home? The reason that France and Great Britain are liked right now is because they are making BIG cuts to their public funding policies. Not because they are pushing everyone around based on who is in office. Their actions are an acknowledgment of understanding the concept of “running out of other people’s money”. Everyone in the world is reeling in their spending while we spend more and more and more, but somehow WE had our credit rating cut. These Democrats make fun of Americans because we don’t concern ourselves with other countries and pay attention to global problems, but when circumstances require it, they remain the ignorant ones. Right now the biggest problem facing America is not the Constitution, but the corrupt state run media. We have a media that is FOR big government and not for informing the public of the facts and faults of… Read more »

Dead Fish Go With The Flow
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Dead Fish Go With The Flow

Cokie Progressive Roberts. Oh the wonderful world of Disney.

Alicia
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Alicia

Ub Iwerks?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

The problem for libtards like Cokie is our constitution doesn’t allow totalitarian rule and that makes them mad. Our founding fathers knew all about people like Cokie and how they would mistreat you if they could and they didn’t want any more of it and neither do we. Kiss our tush, Cokie.

Brian Skinner
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Brian Skinner

and then what did Jason Chaffetz say?

Alicia
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Alicia

Don’t you know that some talking head is smarter than our founding father’s ? sarc/

K-Bob
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American Duckie
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American Duckie

LOL- now I’ve got to steal that for my facebook page.

Dan
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Dan

we should pipe Rush into her home 24 hours a day 7 days a week 52 weeks a year and drive that pea size brain of her’s to explode…this OLD TIRED commie from the sixties need to give the botox up …look what it did to the Possy’s face and brain…

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Stopped watching Cokie a long time ago, socialism was showing up in her commentary for years. The guilting of americans from her was just silly then, as now!

Sonny
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Sonny

Ah yes..  the Anti-American Socialist-Marxists, are now out in the open and have declared themselves so, and to be against the US Constitution of the United States of America..  How much more do the American people need to see, before they have all lost their Freedoms, Rights, and Liberties, forever.  Between  Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, John Kerry, Howard Dean, Cokie Roberts, Bill Maher,  and all the other radical Anti-American, loony toon moronic imbeciles, in America, aka, the Domestic Enemies of America.. whom are determined to take down America and the US Constitution, period..  and if we do not stop them, they will succeed, as no amount of so called reasoning and negotiating with them, will ever stop them..

This is why the ones who hold public office, must all be thrown out of power, authority, and office, period, and as soon as possible.!!!

American Duckie
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American Duckie

Thses people are more and more feeling the boldness to speak what they have believed in all along. When they see so much of the ignorant masses who have no clue, or don’t want to know how this country has worked, and they believe they have the power to continue down the road they are taking us, they have no problems speaking about dumping the Constitution, spreading the wealth, giving control to the UN or foreign countries.
It makes me sad for Americans who still love freedom and greatness.

odin147
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odin147

cokie is kookie..

odin147
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odin147

we need conservative super majorities in the house, senate, and a conservative president to solve our debt problem, to grow the economy etc..nothing else matters, just tune the one and his party and the msm out until the elections….don’t panic until then, just wait it out and hang in there….time will fly soon enough.

austindpowers89
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divided government is perhaps the best thing the constitution gives us. it prevents radical, revolutionary change unless it’s in an obviously good direction. we don’t want to uproot, unsettle or destroy the good that we already have on the “hope” that with radical “change” it will be better.

MichaelAndrewAlaniz
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MichaelAndrewAlaniz

So then why don’t you just move to France COKIE?!?!?!??!

MJS
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MJS

I could care less what C&^ntie Roberts from the likes of National Pubic Radio have to say about this topic, she should be pelted with insults from all on the show and laughed into retirement.

This is a Red Dawn situation. We’ve been invaded by commies on several fronts, and the resistance is fighting back.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

She has always been a serious lightweight.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

WOW, i’m just flabbergasted.

Duane Eugene Pounder
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Duane Eugene Pounder
K-Bob
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K-Bob

Mmmmmmm. “Eat” Party. [/Homer Simpson mode]

K-Bob
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K-Bob

I used to really like Cokie back in the early days of NPR. In my opinion, she was the smartest of the four original, “main” ladies at the time (Cokie, Mara Liasson, Susan Stamberg, and Nina Totenberg). And I mean no disrespect to those three. She was more cautious with her statements, and more balanced in her approach to old-school journalism. That’s why she made a great “get” for ABC when she crossed over to television to be on the same panel as George Will. She’s one of the few left-of-center women who could ever hope to contend with him, intellectually. Since the 2000 election fiasco, though, most of the old NPR hands have compromised their journalistic integrity, at least at times. Cokie probably does this less often than most lefty journos, though. (My guess is she’s as disgusted at the Olbermann/Schulz types many of us are.) This comment about… Read more »

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I would have enjoyed hearing the response to that pile.

Duane Eugene Pounder
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Duane Eugene Pounder
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Anonymous

thanks Duane. I tried, but only got the same portion, plus some other clips with George Will – defending the Tea Party!!?? That one surprised me! I figured Chavetz (I don’t think that’s right, but something like) must not have had much of an answer. Or possibly a splendid answer – but I couldn’t find it to tell!

Paul
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No, the problem is we have a federal government with expanded powers never intended. Back when we had real federalism, the federal government wasn’t trying to solve every problem for everyone in the country with one size fits all solutions. We had a variety of solutions or no solutions depending on what state you were in. If you didn’t like the solution in your state, you moved to a different state. It worked great for 150 years. We should try it again.

elmerfud71
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I would say that it has worked great for the feds for the last 150 years. They got the ball rolling after winning the civil war. What states rights?

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